The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoy full civil rights.
Our administrative offices are located on the 5th floor of the Auditorium Center and our Youth Center, Library and Archives and Community Meeting Room are on the first floor.
The GSA Consortium of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley offers resources, training, and opportunities to network for GSA advisers in the greater Rochester (and beyond!) area. The Consortium meets 5-6 times during the course of the school year. Meetings include programming of interest to GSA Advisers and well as providing time for Advisers to share questions and advice regarding starting, running, sustaining, and reviving Gay Straight Alliances. The focus of the Consortium is to provide support for GSA Advisers in middle and high schools, but the group is open to anyone working with LGBTQ and allied youth in a club-like setting. For more information, contact GSA@gayalliance.org.
The Livingston County Rainbow Alliance is a collaborative effort between educators, community members of all ages, and county agencies to create safe, respectful and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, families and communities. The Alliance meets monthly in Geneseo, facilitates SafeZone trainings and other educational programs, youth movie nights and special events.
The Alliance is co-facilitated by representatives from the Livingston County Sexual Health Coalition, Chances & Changes, Inc. and RESTORE Sexual Assault Services.
Come Play With Us!
Rochester Kink Society is a member-run BDSM organization in Rochester, New York dedicated to openness, tolerance, safety, and education. We are a pansexual organization and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or fetish. RKS has people of all genders, gender identities, and gender expressions, cis-gender and transgender folks alike who are single, coupled, and polyamorous. We are Masters, slaves, Dommes, submissives, switches, Tops, bottoms, Leather folk, fetishists, Goths, and others. Members and guests are expected to attend RKS functions with an open mind and mutual respect, as well as learn and practice scene etiquette.
Want to meet us in a casual environment? We invite anyone interested in BDSM and/or RKS to come meet us at one of our munches or socials. Anyone ages 18+ is welcome to come visit us on the first Thursday evening of every month from 7p-9p at Bathtub Billy’s on W. Ridge Rd (in the back room) or on the third Sunday of every month (except August) from 2:30p – 4:30p at Jay’s Diner on W. Henrietta Rd in the private side room. You can find information about us, including our upcoming educational events on our website at www.rochesterkinksociety.com
* RKS has been SafeZone Trained by the Gay Alliance.
** RKS is a proud sponsor of Ride For Pride, the Gay Alliance bike ride fundraiser 2014, 2015, and 2016!
The LGBT Giving Circle was formed in 2011 at Rochester Area Community Foundation by a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and allies to make a difference in the Greater Rochester region by helping to support LGBT and LGBT-inclusive organizations. The giving circle pools members’ contributions, allocating half for endowment, half for annual grants, and deciding, collectively, how the annual grant funds are to be distributed.